The Business Of Movie Soundtracks Is Still Kicking With ‘Les Miserables’!

les_miserables_ver7The phenomena of soundtracks is an oddity in this business. I remember back in the 80’s and 90’s where the soundtrack had just as much focus as the film itself and how my whole viewing experience of a film wasn’t complete without the copy of the soundtrack in my fat little bulbous hands.. But during the 00’s the soundtracks kinda died off – yeah sure they’re always there but they never seemed to shine as much as they did when I was a kid… I suppose the last ones that really drummed up the hype were TITANIC and MOULIN ROUGE.

Do you remember the YOUNG EINSTEIN soundtrack? (That’s one for us Bogan Australians) GHOST? BACK TO THE FUTURE? VIBES? DIRTY DANCING? THE BODYGUARD? SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER? THE LION KING? GREASE? TOP GUN?

Anywho back el LES MISERABLES – In the U.S. from December 21 – 24, 2012 (its opening 3 days) – the soundtrack sold 43,000 copies + 20,000 individual track purchases of non other than Anne Hathaway’s belting I DREAMED A DREAM. (thanks Thompson On Hollywood)

The album is currently #2 in Australia on iTunes, #19 On the Aria Charts and the track I DREAMED A DREAM is the most downloaded off the album. Once I get some more concrete data on domestic sales (which is so much harder than I thought it would be) I’ll post em up!

Listen to ANNE HATHAWAY bash I DREAMED A DREAM.